To understand how education systems in developing countries can overcome the challenge of children spending years in school without gaining foundational skills (the learning crisis).
RISE, a global research endeavor, aims to provide local, national, and global actors with an analytical framework that will enable them to understand education systems; identify incoherence in education systems; undertake systemic, prioritized reform; and deliver learning for all.
- SMERU Research Institute
- Amsterdam Institute for International Health and Development
- Oxford Policy Management
RISE Indonesia's research focuses on national and locally-initiated education reforms; it attempts to understand why reforms succeed or fail, and whether and how effective local innovations are replicated in other areas in the country. RISE Indonesia works closely with national and local governments to design, evaluate, and adapt their education policies. The team is also monitoring the effects of school closures due to COVID-19 on child outcomes.
The overall initiative includes 15 studies using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. Some study examples include:
- examining the effects of changing school admission policies on student composition, teacher behavior, peer interactions, and student learning;
- determining whether student learning changed from 2000-2014 using nationally-representative household-level data;
- assessing the impact of computer-based testing on cheating and learning; and
- understanding the influence of Indonesia's largest teacher union in shaping education policy and the political strategies it has used to affect policy.
Insights for Improving Education in Indonesia
Learn about RISE's research in Indonesia on their blog, which examines teaching and learning in Indonesia, including school reforms, challenges during COVID-19, inequities, and more.Visit Blog
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